Awards Finalists

SOPA Announces 2014 Awards for Editorial Excellence Finalists

Honorable Mention and Award for Excellence for each category will be announced at the Awards dinner event on Wednesday 11th June, so buy your dinner ticket now.  See last year’s winners here.

(Below listed in alphabetical order of publication’s title)

1.     Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues (女性议题新闻奖)

Group A
Bloomberg News, India’s Shame (Honorable Mention)
The International New York Times, Rape in India
The Wall Street Journal Asia, Crimes Against Women in India (Award for Excellence)

Group B
Korea Times, Some migrant wives have broken hearts (Award for Excellence)
South China Morning Post, China Vice (Honorable Mention)
Thomson Reuters Foundation, Women’s Rights in India

Group C
Eastweek/東周刊, 打破商界「男性天下」三大女強人上位路 (Honorable Mention)
Eastweek/東周刊, 法律道德有爭議 單身女人儲卵想生就生 (Award for Excellence)
The Wall Street Journal Asia/华尔街日报网絡版, 陈愉专栏

 

2.      Excellence in Digital News (卓越网络新闻奖)

Group A
China Daily website, Life After Loss – When Families Lose Their Only Child (Honorable Mention)
Reuters, Breakout: Inside China’s military buildup (Award for Excellence)
The Wall Street Journal Asia, For Architecture’s Sake

Group B
Phnom Penh Post, Blow-by-blow election timeline (Honorable Mention)
South China Morning Post, 21HK: What’s in your water? (Award for Excellence)
Yahoo Singapore, Coverage of Little India Riot

Group C
Business Weekly/商業周刊, Global Battle of Taiwan Brother Black Dog/台灣黑狗兄的全球戰爭 (Honorable Mention)

CommonWealth Magazine天下雜誌, “Who Owns the National Park? ” Digital Special Report/「國家公園是誰的?」網路專輯 (Award for Excellence)

The Wall Street Journal Asia/华尔街日报网絡版, “以建筑之名”

 

3.      Excellence in Human Rights Reporting (卓越人权报导奖)

Group A
Bloomberg News, India’s Shame (Honorable Mention)
Reuters, The persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya (Award for Excellence)
The International New York Times, The Collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh

Group B
Korea Times, Minority Report (Honorable Mention)
The Edge Review, Buddhist Militancy in Southeast Asia (Award for Excellence)
Time Out Hong Kong, HONG KONG’S REFUGEE SHAME BUT WAIT THERE’S HOPE

Group C
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 安華誓擦掉國陣光環 (Honorable Mention)

CommonWealth Magazine Group/康健雜誌(天下雜誌群), Caring Elderly Parents , Who we Love/照顧年老父母 我們所愛的人 (Award for Excellence)

Financial Times/FTChinese.com, “The Dissidents” Series: Wang Dan and Liu Xiaobo/现代中国的政治流亡者

 

4.      Excellence in Feature Writing (卓越专题特写奖)

Group A
Bloomberg Markets, India’s Cancer Surge (Award for Excellence)
The International New York Times, Beijing’s Offshore Shadow (Honorable Mention)
The Wall Street Journal Asia, CSI: Philippines-Style

Group B
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Meeting a Monster (Honorable Mention)
South China Morning Post, Bo’s descent into darkness (Award for Excellence)
The Straits Times / The Sunday Times, Behind the silver surge

Group C
City Magazine/號外, One Year in the Village of Wukan/《烏坎一年
Financial Times/FTChinese.com, Lunch with the FT: Chen Xiaolu/与F T 共进午餐 陈小鲁(Honorable Mention)

遠見雜誌, 未來的電 哪裡來? (Award for Excellence)

 

5.      Excellence in Magazine Design (卓越杂志设计奖)

Group A
Action Asia, September/October 2013 issue
Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg Pursuits, Holiday Issue (Honorable Mention)
SILVERKRIS, SILVERKRIS May 2013 (Award for Excellence)

Group B
Style:MEN, Style:MEN September 2013
Tasting Kitchen, Issue 09- Treasures of the Sea (Award for Excellence)
THE PEAK, THE PEAK April 2013 (Honorable Mention)

Group C
Bloomberg Businessweek (Traditional Chinese Edition)/彭博商業周刊/中文版, Come Out (Honorable Mention)
LEAP/艺术界, THE GOOD OLD WAYS/复古 (Award for Excellence)
The Outlook Magazine/新視線, YOHJI YAMAMOTO山本耀司

 

6.      Excellence in Lifestyle Coverage (卓越生活时尚报导奖)

Group A
Bloomberg Markets, The Color of Money (Honorable Mention)
The International New York Times, Art and fraud in China (Award for Excellence)
TIME Asia, China’s Hacker King

Group B
DestinAsian, A New Season for Sumba”; “Kingdom in the Clouds”; “On Safari in Sri Lanka”; “Jakarta Modern.” (Award for Excellence)
The Bangkok Post, Urban cycling
Time Out KL, Broke in KL (Honorable Mention)

Group C
CommonWealth Magazine, Green Living Initiative:The New Good Cuisine Movement
CommonWealth Magazine, Why Hong Kong Is Smitten with Taiwan (Honorable Mention)
Life Magazine/生活月刊, The Road of Tea/茶之路 (Award for Excellence)

 

7.      Excellence in Explanatory Reporting (卓越解释性新闻奖)

Group A
Reuters, The deeper agenda behind Abenomics (Award for Excellence)
Reuters, Breakout: Inside China’s military buildup (Honorable Mention)
TIME Asia, The Drugs Don’t Work

Group B
Asia Sentinel, Thailand’s Political Crisis (Award for Excellence)
The Edge Review, 1) The Fight for Malaysia’s Soul, 2) The Big Gamble, 3) Najib’s High-Wire Act

Time Out Hong Kong, The Pearl River Delta Megacity: Will it be the death of Hong Kong? (Honorable Mention)

Group C
Hong Kong Economic Journal/信報財經新聞, 產業困境系列報道 (Award for Excellence)

Yazhou Zhoukan/亞洲週刊, Vested interest behind the soaring price of Hong Kong taxi license/香港天價的士牌照背後利益格局 (Honorable Mention)

遠見雜誌, 1700億台幣交易大追蹤

 

8.      Excellence in News Photography (卓越新闻摄影奖)

Group A
Reuters, Bangkok uprising
Reuters, Haiyan’s aftermath (Honorable Mention)
The International New York Times, Typhoon Haiyan coverage (Award for Excellence)

Group B
Myanmar Times, Letpadaung fury (Honorable Mention)
Myanmar Times, The Mansi offensive
The New Paper, Little India Riot: Police cars overturned, some in flames (Award for Excellence)

Group C
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 摘取那碰不到的願星
Business Today/今周刊, The truth of Taiwan/真相台灣 (Honorable Mention)
明報, 守住燭光 (Award for Excellence)

 

9.      Excellence in Business Reporting (卓越经济报导奖)

Group A
Bloomberg Markets, Amways Harvard Guanxi
Bloomberg News, Tech’s Hidden Costs (Honorable Mention)
The International New York Times, Wall Street’s Golden Ties to China’s Elite (Award for Excellence)

Group B
KiniBiz, On the trail of 1MDB’s billions – a tale of fortunes lost
South China Morning Post, Shanghai Free Trade Zone (Honorable Mention)
The Edge Review, The Big Gamble (Award for Excellence)

Group C
Business Today/今周刊, Terminate Taiwan: decrypt samsung’s plan/三星滅台計畫
CommonWealth Magazine, The Two Faces of China (Award for Excellence)
遠見雜誌, 兩岸科技大車拼 誰是最後的贏家 (Honorable Mention)

 

10.  Excellence in Information Graphics (卓越资料图像奖)

Group A
The Wall Street Journal Asia, Fukushima Contamination and Containment
The Wall Street Journal Asia, Judging Japan’s Experiment (Honorable Mention)
TODAY, ‘A-HEAD’ of its time (Award for Excellence)

Group B
South China Morning Post, City of anarchy
South China Morning Post, Under the sea (Award for Excellence)
The Straits Times / The Sunday Times, Tech from nature (Honorable Mention)

Group C
Bloomberg Businessweek (Traditional Chinese Edition)/彭博商業周刊/中文版, New Hong Konger新香港人

CommonWealth Magazine天下雜誌, Taiwan’s 12 Controversial National Park Development Cases/台灣12大國家公園爭議開發案!(Award for Excellence)

CommonWealth Magazine天下雜誌, The New Tech Paradigm:Why Taiwan Still Matters!/非台灣不可:科技新四強,群雄爭霸戰!(Honorable Mention)

 

11.  Excellence in Reporting Breaking News (卓越突发性新闻奖)

Group A
Reuters, Bangkok uprising redux (Award for Excellence)
Reuters, Super typhoon flattens the Philippines
The International New York Times, Typhoon Haiyan coverage (Honorable Mention)

Group B
Phnom Penh Post, 2013 Cambodian election (package) (Honorable Mention)
South China Morning Post, Bo in the dock
South China Morning Post, Snowden breaks cover (Award for Excellence)

Group C
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 埃及樂蜀熱氣球爆炸慘劇

Caixin Media/财新传媒, Serial reports of Oil pipeline blast in Qingdao/青岛中石化管道爆炸事故系列报道 (Award for Excellence)

明報, 熱氣球爆炸 9港客埃及亡慘劇(Honorable Mention)

 

12.   Excellence in Opinion Writing (卓越评论奖)

Group A

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View, China’s Unsteady Rises
Financial Times, The China story (Award for Excellence)
The International New York Times, The Excesses of Power (Honorable Mention)

Group B
Korea Times, A Whiff of Singapore (Award for Excellence)

The Edge Review, 1) Is Jokowi Indonesia’s Future, 2) BaMaJa, Anyone? 3) Pork Barrel Thievery, 4) Indonesia’s KPK Changes the Game, 5) Thailand, Thaksin and Turmoil

The Straits Times / The Sunday Times, Prepare for the next horror that surely will come (Honorable Mention)

Group C

Financial Times/FTChinese.com, Where China stands after the plenary session从看中国政治格局走向

The Wall Street Journal Asia/华尔街日报网絡版, 张千帆专栏 (Award for Excellence)

Yazhou Zhoukan/亞洲週刊, Bloodshed in North Korean political arena and the lesson of Stalinist purges in Soviet Union俄羅斯鏡子映照朝鮮 斯大林主義血腥教訓 (Honorable Mention)

 

13.   Excellence in Editorial Cartooning (卓越漫画奖)

Group A (cancelled)

Group B
South China Morning Post, Snowden: America’s most wanted (Honorable Mention)
The Straits Times / The Sunday Times, Air defence zone a lose-lose for Beijing
The Straits Times / The Sunday Times, Reviving the land of the rising sun (Award for Excellence)

Group C
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 狼英治下2013

Apple Daily, Taiwan branch/台灣蘋果日報, President Ma’s Pretending Reconciliation馬「假和解 仍要戰」不再抗告 追打關說 (Award for Excellence)

Bloomberg Businessweek (Traditional Chinese Edition)/彭博商業周刊/中文版, 香港議會抗議文化 (Honorable Mention)

 

14.   Excellence in Reporting on the Environment (卓越环境报导奖)

Group A
Bloomberg Businessweek,“Drowning Kiribati” (Honorable Mention)
Financial Times, Environmental degradation faced by the Chinese government (Award for Excellence)
The International New York Times, Environmental Turning Point in China

Group B
Discovery Channel Magazine, Fixing Food
Phnom Penh Post, Last days of a valley damned (Honorable Mention)
The Bangkok Post, Blood in the Forest (Award for Excellence)

Group C
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 血肉衣裳 (Honorable Mention)
CommonWealth Magazine, Green Living Initiative:The New ‘Good Cuisine’ Movement
遠見雜誌, 未來的電 哪裡來? (Award for Excellence)

 

15. Excellence in Feature Photography (卓越特写摄影奖)

Group A
Action Asia, Life at the end of the world
Reuters, Kiribati: Kiribati Gone in 60 years (Honorable Mention)
TIME Asia, Drug-Resistant TB in India (Award for Excellence)

Group B
South China Morning Post, Minimum thinking (Honorable Mention)
Tasting Kitchen, SPICE WORLD (Award for Excellence)
Yahoo Malaysia, Why ‘Mr Titanium’ could be Malaysia’s most inspirational man

Group C
EAST WEEK MAGAZINE/東周刊, 揭病雞來源地 輸港鮮雞變隱形殺手 (Award for Excellence)
Lianhe Zaobao/联合早报, 伶人说戏
The Outlook Magazine/新視線, YOHJI YAMAMOTO山本耀司 (Honorable Mention)

 

16. The Scoop Award (独家新闻奖)

Group A (cancelled)

Group B
Philippine Daily Inquirer, They laughed while firing
South China Morning Post, Snowden breaks cover (Award for Excellence)
South China Morning Post, Zhou Yongkang (Honorable Mention)

Group C
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 港視排第二出局
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 發展局高官新界東北利益衝突系列 (Award for Excellence)
Business Today/今周刊, Deadly artificial food要命恐怖食材 (Honorable Mention)

 

17. Excellence in Investigative Reporting (卓越调查报导新闻奖)

Group A
Bloomberg News, Tech’s Hidden Costs (Award for Excellence)
Reuters, The persecution of Myanmar’s minority Muslims (Honorable Mention)
The Wall Street Journal Asia, Typhoon Haiyan: Anatomy of a Disaster

Group B
Phnom Penh Post, Giving more than 100% (Award for Excellence)
The Bangkok Post, Rampage at Ramkhamheang (Honorable Mention)
The Bangkok Post, Blood in the Forest

Group C
Apple Daily/香港蘋果日報, 發展局高官新界東北利益衝突系列 (Honorable Mention)
CommonWealth Magazine, Big Companies, Low Taxes:The Secrets behind Shortfall
明報, 揭發前廉政專員湯顯明醜聞 (Award for Excellence)

 

18.  Journalist of the Year (年度记者奖)

Group A
Bloomberg News, Andrew MacAskill
The Associated Press, Todd Pitman (Award for Excellence)
The International New York Times, Keith Bradsher

Group B (cancelled)

Group C (cancelled)

*The categories marked cancelled were due to not receiving more than 5 entries.